Congrats to you!! That makes me very happy - I have been wondering how your case was going. My family doesn't buy American (very bad experience with a Ford Explorer), so our options were very limited. The Toyota Highlander (redesigned) wasn't out yet, and the Honda Pilot and the Mazda CX 9 are about to be redesigned, so they were out. We were left with the Acura MDX and the Honda Odyssey Touring Elite. In the end, the Odyssey won out. We liked all of the options on the Acura, but we needed more cargo room for traveling. Since we went with the Elite model, the amenities are basically the same as the Acura. What are you thinking about buying?